Like a beautiful rose in space, the Rosette Nebula (Caldwell 49) glows 5,200 light years away in the constellation Monoceres. In the heart of the nebula lies the star cluster NGC 2244. The stars of this cluster were born out of the dust and gas of the nebula. Now the hot young stars of the cluster emit radiation that lights the surrounding dust and gas. The entire nebula itself is estimated to be 130 light years across. It is currently believed that star formation is currently still ongoing within the nebula.
|Optics:||WO 80 FD APO Refractor|
|F/Stop:||5.5 with WO 0.8 TypeII FF/FR|
|Mount:||Orion Atlas guided|
|Camera:||Rebel T1i/Moded,UV/IR cut filter|
|Filter:||Astronomiks CLS clip-in|
|Location:||High Bridge, NJ shot over 2 nights|
|Processing:||PHD and BYEOS dithering, IP 4.5, CS2|